hot spot (plural hot spots)
- A place notable for a high level of activity or danger.
- (computing) A part of an application that consumes a significant amount of execution time.
- (computing, graphical user interface) Part of a control that responds dynamically as the user moves the pointer over it, as for example in an image map.
- (computing, networking) A location in which WiFi Internet access is available.
- Antonyms: notspot
- (genetics) The region of a gene in which there is higher than normal rate of mutation.
- (optics) Synonym of heiligenschein#English|heiligenschein (“an optical phenomenon which creates a bright spot around the shadow#Noun|shadow of the viewer's head#Noun|head, when the surface#Noun|surface on which the shadow fall#Verb|falls has special optical characteristic#Noun|characteristics”)
- (planetology, geology) The surface manifestation of a plume that rises from deep in the celestial body's mantle.
- Italian: zona calda
- Russian: горячий
- Portuguese: ponto de acesso